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Champions of the Wild: Nazinga Game Reserve - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB526055
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Christian Bruyère, Michael Chechik
Directors:  Andrew Gardner
Producing Agencies:  Omni Film Productions Ltd. (Vancouver)
Subject:  Black History, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Social Issues
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1998
Running Time:  23:28
Closed Captions:  Yes

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International development experts laughed when Clark Lungren told them he had a plan to save the wildlife of southern Burkina Faso, in West Africa. It's a good thing Lungren didn't listen. Today the Nazinga Game Reserve is home to a burgeoning population of elephants and other creatures once rare in the region. Nazinga's success comes thanks to local know-how and the amazing regenerative powers of nature. Local village culture had always been based on hunting, but poaching had exterminated much of the wildlife. So Lungren struck a deal: the villagers would help save the animals, and they would have the right to hunt a few to feed their families. It worked. Today tourists come to see the magnificent elephants--and some of the game wardens and guides are reformed poachers. It's a remarkable story that speaks of the healing power of nature and of the ability of humans to turn around a desperate situation.

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